In his acclaimed "Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR!" presentation, Dave McClure highlights 5 steps to success with your customers: acquisition, activation, retention, referral and revenue. In this introductory marketing class, I'll give a 90-minute overview of all of this lingo, and will put special focus on the topics of acquisition, retention and revenue.
Who should take this class? Pretty much anyone but seasoned marketers. Whether you're a founder looking to better understand how to structure your marketing efforts (or what to look for when hiring a marketing leader), an engineer seeking to better collaborate with your business lines, or someone totally new to the internet industry just hoping to get your feet wet with some basic understanding and technical lingo, this class should service you well. Novice marketers looking for more technical frameworks around acquisition, retention and revenue are also welcome.
I am an incredibly data-driven marketer and will advocate a quantitative approach in this class. Students will leave with not only a qualitative understanding of these topics, but also some quantitative frameworks to leverage to assess their marketing efforts (e.g. how to calculate lifetime value, how to think about long tail customer acquisition costs, etc.). Students in this class should feel comfortable with basic math equations.
I'll be rolling out in-depth classes on each of these topics (acquisition, retention, revenue modeling) in the next few months, so this class is intended to be the prerequisite for what's to follow.
VP, Client Optimization & Analytics at Sailthru
Cassie Lancellotti-Young is VP Client Optimization & Analytics at Sailthru. Before joining Sailthru, where she works with top brands in e-commerce and publishing to improve the relevance of their marketing and increase their customer lifetime values. Before joining Sailthru, Cassie spent a year at...view full bio
Wed, Feb 6th, 2013
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EST